John Alva. AP file photo

In Pima’s run to the 1985 NJCAA title game, Alva, from Thatcher High School, hit .418 with 11 home runs and 85 RBI as a second-team All-American. 

Columnist

Greg graduated from Utah State, worked at two Utah newspapers, the St. Petersburg Times, the Albany Democrat-Herald in Oregon and moved to Tucson to cover UA football and baseball. He became the Star's sports columnist in 1984.